The Juliana Theory Reimagine Past Songs For New Album “A Dream Away”

The Juliana Theory have announced that they will be releasing a new album titled “A Dream Away” on March 26. Most of the effort will consist of reimagined songs, including a new take on “If I Told You This Was Killing Me, Would You Stop?,” which can be streamed below:

“A Dream Away” Track Listing:

01. “Better Now”
02. “Into The Dark (Reimagined)”
03. “Is Patience Still Waiting? (Reimagined)”
04. “We’re At The Top Of The World (Reimagined)”
05. “If I Told You This Was Killing, Me Would You Stop? (Reimagined)”
06. “Bring It Low (Reimagined)”
07. “Constellation (Reimagined)”
08. “Duane Joseph (Reimagined)”

Brett Detar said the following about the new record, which was inspired by MTV‘s “Unplugged” and a past acoustic tour:

“When I was a kid I used to wait in anticipation for new episodes of MTV’s ‘Unplugged.’ I loved how artists would sit on stools in an intimate venue and perform their otherwise electrified songs on almost entirely acoustic instruments. At its best, ‘Unplugged’ versions of songs could outshine the ‘official’ versions.”

“It was a very fun challenge to try and honor the pure, creative spirit these songs were originally made with while building upon the acoustic foundation with mellotrons, pianos, glockenspiels, woodwinds, and a healthy dose of strings. I hope that the love and care and time we put into these arrangements shines through.”

“Every night we were playing these songs that people knew but they were in a format that we had never done before and that is what was so interesting to me about it. It was really cool to watch the expression on people’s faces when we started our set and they weren’t necessarily sure what song it was just yet and then to see that spark of recognition and excitement when ‘Watch Your Mouth!’ came in. Everyone was singing along by the third word. That tour was the foundation for this record.”

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